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The Mediterranean is characterised by a high diversity of species and ecosystems, highly productive lands and seas, a moderate climate, as well as a particular landscape and harmony between man and nature. Among the problems affecting the region are the rapid urbanisation of coastal zones, thus reducing the extent of natural areas; the modification of coastal landscapes; the increasing conflicts between the uses of land, water and other natural resources; the increasing loss of soil due to erosion, and the scarcity of water.

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Deforestation and land degradation in Tsorona, Eritrea

Nominate experts for the work of IPBES

On 2 April 2014, IPBES issued the second call for nominations of experts through IPBES member governments and other relevant stakeholders to help implementing its first work programme 2014-2018. It is highly relevant to the experts within the IUCN's network, especially in the light of the Resolutions from the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress on IPBES itself, and on IUCN’s role in the Platform. …  

11 Apr 2014 | News story

Participants at the 3rd Project Steering Committee in Barcelona

Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism website launched in Barcelona

The eight partners of the Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism (MEET) project gathered at the premises of the Directorate-General for Natural Environment and Biodiversity from the regional Government of Catalonia in Barcelona for two days, 10-11 April 2014, to assess the state of implementation of the activities and decide the next steps to move the project forward. …  

11 Apr 2014 | News story

Inaugural session of the regional workshop to identify EBSAs in the Mediterranean.

How to protect Mediterranean marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction

The need to increase protection for oceans is urgent, not only to fulfill international commitments, but to alleviate the increasing degradation of marine ecosystems. To this end, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Mediterranean Action Plan – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP-MAP) have organised, from 7-11 April in Malaga (Spain), a Mediterranean regional workshop to facilitate the description of ecologically or biologically significant marine areas (EBSAs). …   | French | Spanish

07 Apr 2014 | News story

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Open day and General Assembly of the Spanish Committee of IUCN, May 15-17

 It is from the 15th to the 17th of May in Plasencia, a Spanish municipality of Cáceres province, that the Spanish Committee of IUCN organizes an open day and the General Assembly of IUCN members. The first objective of this day is to spread the knowledge of IUCN Spanish actions in the eyes of the local population: the fight against the loss of biodiversity, and the delaying of the effects of global change. Finally, it is a question of pointing out the efforts made by the Spanish administrations and environmental organizations, and especially in the framework of international compromises related to nature conservation and the fight against global change, under IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

21 Apr 2014 | Event

Female mountain viper, endangered species in Turkey according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Workshop towards a Species Conservation Strategy for Turkey, Istanbul, 26 – 27 April 2014

 Around 200 participants will attend the Workshop towards a Species Conservation Strategy for Turkey, organized by the T.R. Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks in Istanbul, the 26th and 27th of April 2014. …   | French

21 Apr 2014 | Event

El Golfet viewed from Cap Gros, Cap de Creus (Spain).

Workshop on climate change and marine protected areas in the Mediterranean, 1 - 4 April 2014

The Network of Marine Protected Area Managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN) and the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected (UNEP/MAP RAC/SPA) organized a workshop on climate change and marine protected areas (MPA) next 1-4 April in Cadaqués (Spain). The workshop will be organized in partnership with the Generalitat of Catalunya and the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, and with the support of the Rhone-Mediterranean and Corsica Water Agency as well as the MAVA Foundation. …  

20 Mar 2014 | Event

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